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Arthur Turner



One of the best early season cooking apples with a very attractive blossom.

Origin: Berkshire UK, 1912

Pollination: Arthur Turner is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Arthur Turner apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Arthur Turner tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Arthur Turner tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Arthur Turner tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Arthur Turner tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Arthur Turner tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner apple was raised by Charles Turner, a nurseryman from Slough, Berkshire, UK. It was originally named Turner's Prolific in 1912 when it won an Award of Merit from the RHS. It was renamed Arthur Turner in 1915.

Very attractive large, round-conical fruit. Delicate brownish pink flush over pale green/yellow skin. Sharp, pale cream flesh. Cooks to a well flavoured, yellow puree requiring little added sugar. An excellent early cooking apple useful.

Vigorous, upright tree. Resistant to scab but susceptible to mildew. Good cropper. Partially self-fertile. Attractive blossom. Suitable for Northern Britain and wet regions.

Characteristics of Arthur Turner apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourYellow
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceMildew - Susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners